In a recent interview with BlackVoices, Beyonce’s father and founder of Music World EntertainmentÂ Mathew Knowles opened up about his international reality television show Breaking From Above which follows the lives of his latest girl group, From Above.
As the 61-year-old music executive discusses today’s music scene and the 20th anniversary of his management company, he spills the beans on an upcoming Destiny’s Child album, the possibility of a reunion tour and the birth of his first granddaughter, Blue Ivy.
On Destiny’s Child’s new
“We have to be realistic. At Music World we got to shift our direction and certainly stay in music. Weâ€™ve grown our Music World Gospel to the fifth largest Gospel label in America. But again, even for the label, we got to partner up. Itâ€™s similar to whatâ€™s happening in corporate America back in the â€™80s. You saw a lot of mergers and acquisitions. We have to be smart in who we can partner with to do it better. We still have our joint venture with Sony and in November weâ€™re putting out two Destinyâ€™s Child catalog records with new material. So weâ€™re going to start doing strategic things like that. […] Itâ€™s all released material with some previously unreleased material.”
On a possible reunion tour…
“Not on the first release. It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers. And I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible. The hardest thing would be choosing which songs theyâ€™re going to do, because we would want to mix it up with solo hits and Destinyâ€™s Child hits. We would have to throw away some number ones from off the set list [Laughs].”
On Blue Ivy…
“Blue Ivy is a special gift, so nothing but love. The same goes to Juelz, my grandson. So Iâ€™m a proud grandpapa.”
Check out the full interview over at BlackVoices!